POLICE are seeking witnesses to the violent robbery of a young woman in Manuka at about 8pm last night.
A man approached the 24-year-old woman from behind and snatched her handbag as she opened her car, which was parked on Murray Crescent between Captain Cook Crescent and Flinders Way.
As the woman turned around to face the man, he punched her in the face and stomach before fleeing with the handbag, according to police.
He was last seen running in the direction of Captain Cook Crescent.
The offender is described as Caucasian and about 20 years old with short, brown hair.
Anyone with information about the robbery or suspicious activity in the area can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.